A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 19:01:25 / August 9, 2020 @ 7:01 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020222020. Unique identifier: pr2020222020. Exact location, longitude -66.9546° West, latitude 17.9263° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 19:01:25 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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